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From cover crops to regenerative grazing and organic production to marketing, ATTRA - Voices from the Field is your weekly sustainable agriculture podcast. Voices from the Field is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Since 1976, NCAT has provided relevant information, individualized technical assistance and in-depth resources to support sustainable agriculture and accessible energy solutions. Learn more at NCAT.ORG and ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.

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From cover crops to regenerative grazing and organic production to marketing, ATTRA - Voices from the Field is your weekly sustainable agriculture podcast. Voices from the Field is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Since 1976, NCAT has provided relevant information, individualized technical assistance and in-depth resources to support sustainable agriculture and accessible energy solutions. Learn more at NCAT.ORG and ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.

    The Rich Heritage of Chicken Breeds

    The Rich Heritage of Chicken Breeds

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tyler Jenkins talks with Richard Udale and Anne Fanatico in an enlightening conversation about the world of poultry breeding, genetics, and the rich history of the chicken. Richard and Anne, both renowned experts in the field, discuss the evolution of various chicken breeds and their unique traits, along with the intricate science behind selective breeding. Related ATTRA Resources:· &nbs...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Closer Look at Draft Horses

    A Closer Look at Draft Horses

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tracy Mumma talks with her husband, David Sturman, and daughter, Lina Sturman, about using draft horses on the farm. They discuss some of the jobs horses can do, including logging and agritourism, and some of the different hitches that can help make effective use of horsepower. They also cover some important considerations for anyone considering using draft horses on the farm, based on decades of shared experien...

    • 36 min
    Principles Before Practices with Jenny Pluhar

    Principles Before Practices with Jenny Pluhar

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Darron Gaus joins Peggy Sechrist, a pioneer in the organic beef industry in Texas and a long-time Holistic Management International educator. Darron, who is based in Victoria, Texas, co-leads a working group with Peggy in Texas as part of NCAT’s Soil for Water Southern SARE project. That project includes some great conversations with members of the working group – a four-state team of producers, scien...

    • 39 min
    The Home-Scale Forest Garden with Dani Baker

    The Home-Scale Forest Garden with Dani Baker

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Gabriella Soto-Velez talks with author and farmer Dani Baker. Since her retirement from another career and subsequent inspiration from an Extension class on permaculture, Dani has become well known for her takes on creating “resilient edible landscapes.” She and Gabriella discuss the benefits that come from realizing that nature knows what it is doing.Related ATTRA Resources:· Permacul...

    • 36 min
    Mid-Scale Biodigester with Matt Steiman of Dickinson College Organic Farm

    Mid-Scale Biodigester with Matt Steiman of Dickinson College Organic Farm

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Northeast Coordinator and Agriculture Specialist Chris Lent talks to Matt Steiman, the Farm Energy and Livestock Manager at Dickinson College Organic Farm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, about the farm’s new biodigester. A farm-based biodigester can turn cow manure and food waste into natural gas to produce electricity for the farm to use and to sell to the utility grid. Matt and Chris discuss Matt’s research over the past 14 years on ...

    • 48 min
    Farm to School with Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

    Farm to School with Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

    In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Gabriella Soto-Velez talks with Nate Olive, the owner of Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Nate talks about the innovative market- diversification strategies that have contributed to his farming success and the challenges and opportunities of the St. Croix market. Related ATTRA Resources: · ATTRA Internship Hub · Subtropi...

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

jess in tn ,

Such a great way to stay up to date on research!

I don’t have time (or the attention span) to read new publications on sustainable agriculture but I do listen to podcasts while I do chores and this is a great way to continue to learn and improve my own farm. Thank you for doing the important work of interpreting the science for practical on farm use.

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